Happy Tuesday everyone!
I hope your having a great week so far. Mine has been pretty good so far. Alfie started his new job today! 🙂 Yup! He’s been let loose on real patients. I think if I was in his shoes I would be freaking out and always second guessing my diagnosis’s, but he seems to be coping well in his new role.
On Sunday we spent the day cycling around Rutland Water Nature Reserve near Oakham. We had a great time taking in the sights on what was a beautiful sunny day. I hadn’t rode a bike for years and had forgotten how great it felt. The scenery was simply breathtaking…
Over the past few days I have eaten some pretty tasty eats. I’ve been craving green smoothies again like mad…
Blackberries, black currants, blueberries, a banana, spinach, rice milk, water, lucuma powder, mesquite, maca powder, double fudge crunch powder, xanthan gum, guar gum topped with raw macadamia butter, buck wheaties, dried cranberries and artisana cacao bliss.
Half a mango, a nectarine, a banana, spinach, water, rice milk, lucuma powder, mesquite, hemp protein, xanthan gum and guar gum with shredded coconut, cacao nibs, pecan and treacle granola and white chocolate wonderful.
Butternut squash, a banana, spinach, maple syrup, maca powder, mesquite, xanthan gum, guar gum topped with a raw breakfast biscuit, shredded coconut, dried cranberries and Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
All were delicious as always! 🙂
Yesterday I made some quinoa oats- it had been way too long…
I mixed up quinoa flakes with carob powder, rice milk, water, agave nectar and topped it fresh blueberries and strawberries and some of alpro soya’s caramel pudding. Ok, I may have lied…I poured on the whole pot, but who wouldn’t! This tasted a-meh-zing!!!! It’s definitely one of my favourite flavours out of all of the puddings that I have tried so far.
I ran out of time to make lunch to take to work with me on Saturday so I popped into a lovely sandwich place called Croques that makes an amazing array of fresh food. I enjoyed a falafel wrap outside in their garden.
I think I might start making running out of time to make lunch a regular thing as this was just crazy good!
Of course a salad had to make an appearance of lunch and this one included curly lettuce, red kidney beans, pompadino tomatoes (so sweet!), avocado, olives, alfalfa spouts, red pepper and roasted edamame beans.
On Friday night I was in the mood for take-away food, of the pizza variety. My trusty socca pizza friend came to the rescue. This plate of heaven consisted of a socca basil pizza crust topped with sautéed butternut squash, aubergine, red peppers, red onion, olives and spinach in a passata sauce…yum!
Dinners the past two night have been a variation of the same stir fry. On Monday night I cooked pak choi, red peppers, courgettes, aubergine, smoked tofu, oyster mushrooms and made a yummy PB sauce using peanut butter, soya sauce, water and rice vinegar. Last night I had exactly the same mix of veggies but in a sweet chilli sauce. I love stir fries for quick and easy meals.
I’ve also been eating bucket loads of melon…
Last month I pretty much accomplished all of my goals that I had set out to do. Although I didn’t manage to draw the figures for the results section of my thesis or run 11 miles. I totally agree with Laura that although we all try and fit everything in sometimes it’s simply not possible. We are only human after all and no one is going to judge you if you didn’t meet all of your goals. In fact instead of thinking negatively about it I’m going to celebrate the achievements that I have made last month as I have progressed in some areas that I never thought I would. With this in mind I can go ahead an build on what I have achieved to make for a more successful me in the future. I find a great comfort and excitement at looking forward at what is ahead rather than dwelling on the past.
My new goals for August:
Continue to work on my running and reach 11 miles
Approach the hardest of tasks as I would the easiest of tasks- impossible is no longer in my vocabulary!
experiment more with raw foods
continue to de-clutter my house
make more time for me and my family and friends– I get so caught up in my busy lifestyle that sometimes I forget to make time for myself and loved ones
read more books- I adore reading, but never find the time so this goal links perfectly with the one above about trying to find some relaxation time for myself.
Before I love you and leave you I want to welcome Rice Dream as my new blog sponsors for August and thank Pulsin’ for their continuing support! I have an awesome blog sponsor giveaway lined up so keep your eyes peeled for that.
What are your goals for August?
Did you achieve all of your goals for July?
Do you feel guilty/disheartened when you don’t achieve the goals that you set yourself?